A picture of a Sage

Sage

Salvia blepharophylla

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

40cm

Max

50cm

25cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Sage Overview

This species produces a shrubby perennial which is semi-evergreen and will spread by creeping rhizomes. The foliage is rich green and, throughout the early summer and early autumn, it will bear bright red flowers.

Common problems with Sage

How to propagate Sage

Cuttings

Propagate shrubs and sub-shrubs by softwood, semi-ripe or basal cuttings in mid-summer.

Seed

Sow seed of half hardy annuals under glass in early spring and of fully hardy species outdoors in mid-spring.

Division

You can propagate perennials by division in the spring.

Other uses of Sage

Grown for their tubular, 2-lipped, often brightly coloured flowers and aromatic foliage. Leaves of some species may be used for flavouring foods. Suitable for coastal conditions.